More than 20 new Better Buildings Challenge partners have committed to improving energy efficiency across their respective building portfolios by 20 percent over the next decade, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced. These new partners bring with them more than 70 million square feet of fast-food, restaurant, manufacturing, university and government facilities.
The new Better Buildings Challenge partners include the following:
- AHEAD, multifamily housing.
- Arby’s Restaurant Group, food service.
- Bank of America, financial ally.
- Celanese Corporation, manufacturing.
- Chesapeake Community College.
- City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- CKE Restaurants Holdings, food service.
- Commercial Power Partners, financial ally.
- Community Investment Corporation, financial ally.
- Facebook, data centers.
- Florida A&M University, higher education.
- Gragg Cardona Partners, multifamily housing.
- Holcim Bedford, manufacturing.
- Housing Authority of the Birmingham District, Alabama, multifamily housing.
- King County, Seattle, Washington.
- Las Vegas Sands Corporation, hospitality.
- Newark Housing Authority, multifamily housing.
- PACE Equity, financial ally.
- Parkway Properties, commercial real estate.
- Rockwell Finance, financial ally.
- Structured Finance, financial ally.
- The DeBruler Co., multifamily housing.
- The JBG Companies, commercial real estate.
- Windsor Locks Housing Authority, multifamily housing.
The Better Buildings Challenge supports the Obama Administration’s goal of doubling American energy productivity by 2030 while motivating corporate and public sector leaders across the country to save energy through commitments and investments. More than 250 organizations are partnering with DOE to achieve 20 percent portfolio-wide energy savings and share successful strategies that maximize efficiency over the next decade. Across the country, Better Buildings Challenge partners are deploying energy efficiency projects at more than 9,000 facilities, with more than 2,100 buildings improving efficiency by at least 20 percent, and another 4,500 by at least 10 percent, compared with their baseline years.